I want my KICK back!
I play in Aus using a 56k connection. I play mainly duel to minimise the impact of the slower connection speed.
I will admit that the 1.03 patch really hurt me and it is taking a while to adapt, but I am getting there.
I can live with most changes except for the too powerful backstab and having to hit jump twice to kick.
I will leave the backstab as that has already been discussed at great length and looks like being addressed by Raven.
But kick! to modem players it puts us at a severe disadvantage to anyone with cable or ADSL. Not only do I have virtually no chance of getting one in against an opponent they are able to kick me with relative ease. I used kick quite alot pre patch and it formed an important part of my arsenal of techniques. Now, if i'm lucky, I will pull a couple of side kicks. They are not a real alternative as it is hard to see people to the side of you and judge your kicks and if you do pull it off you a not in position for the killing blow.
Modem users have always been at a disadvantage, I mean how often do you see the leader of any one game who has a ping in excess of 200? But with a little creative play I have always manage to do ok. But this kick change is really hurting.
What I can't understand is why the change was made. I visit the forums regularly and I didn't notice any complaints about kick pre patch, so why change it?
I would like Raven to review this and change kick back to how it was pre patch.